Category Archive: Childcare

Oct 26

UK – Stay-at-home dads on the up: one in seven fathers are main childcarers

Study by Aviva shows that more than a quarter of dads gave up work or reduced their hours after the birth of their children A rise in the number of stay-at-home dads has been driven by growing numbers of women earning more than their partners. Photograph: Avatra Images/Alamy There are now 10 times as many …

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Oct 09

UK – Childcare support to be extended to ‘80,000 more families’

Families on low incomes working less than 16 hours a week will benefit from childcare support from 2013, the government has said. An additional £300 million will be allocated for the move on top of the £2 billion already spent under the current childcare system. The government said the changes would benefit 80,000 more families. …

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Aug 17

UK – One in four women forced to give up work as childcare cuts bite

Cuts are bitingTHE ConDems’ ruthless benefits cuts have forced one in four mums to pack in their jobs – unable to afford the rising cost of childcare. In further evidence of Dastardly David Cameron’s War on Women, a survey by the website workingmums.co.uk found that 24% of mothers have had to quit work, while 16% …

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Aug 07

High childcare costs ‘make women better off staying at home’

Higher childcare costs and government spending cuts have helped force women off the job market during the economic downturn, according to new research released today by a leading think-tank. Analysis of official government figures by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) shows the number of women unemployed for more than 12 months has risen …

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